HC Deb 14 March 1983 vol 39 c25W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in the Official Report the number of students or trainees directly financed by funds from his Department and the Overseas Development Agency during the current academic year 1982–83, divided broadly into the categories of humanities, social studies and law, pure science, technology, medicine, dentistry and veterinary science; and give comparable figures for 1981–82.

Mr. Raison

The information requested is as follows:

Academic year 1981–82 Academic year 1982–83.
Arts and humanities 643 640
Education 1,209 1,169
Medical 924 837
Physical science 802 699
Engineering and technology 1,976 1,790
Biological science 380 305
Agriculture 963 916
Social studies 2,431 2,029
TOTAL 9,328 8,385

It would not however be possible, except at disproportionate cost, to classify a further 2,905 people by discipline in 1981–82. Further, the information for the 1982–83 academic year is incomplete since placement is continuing.